March 19, 2020

“There aren’t many jobs that allow you to change a child’s life while the child simultaneously changes yours, but working at Spaulding allows exactly that.” Sara V.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is seeking full time and per diem Paraeducators for our year round program. We are open 52 weeks per year and shifts are Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm.

Our Paraeducators are a vital part of the professional academic team who contribute daily to the successful outcomes of our students. Working with our Special Education Teachers and assisting in providing a well-organized, smooth functioning environment in our small-sized class rooms, our Paraeducators are active and mobile for the majority of the day in this busy and rewarding setting.

Requirements for the Paraeducator role include:

  • a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (for a Para 1) with at least 2 years of direct experience, or two years of college (for a Para 2);
  • a NH Paraeducator Certification, or we will assist you in achieving the certification within 3 months of employment;
  • experience with special education is preferred, but not a requirement;
  • based on regulatory requirements, individuals working in this role must be 21 years of age.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on nearly 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services, and more for children ages 0 to 20 and their family.

Staff wellness is supported through a very generous benefits package, generous paid time off, a free coffee bar and free meals daily in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center open 24/7, several employee appreciation events throughout the year and beautiful walking trails to enjoy on our spectacular campus. We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about how Spaulding Academy & Family Services supports exceptional children and families toward a successful future.

To apply for the Paraeducator position, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is fully committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.


Would You Like to Apply?

If you would like to apply for this position or another current opening, start by clicking here to download our employment application which can be completed as an editable PDF or printed and completed by hand. For optimal results when using this PDF application, we recommend clicking here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Then, submit your completed application, a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Spaulding Academy & Family Services, Human Resources, 72 Spaulding Road, Northfield, NH 03276-4608, or e-mail us at